When moving to Japan- or if you've just started living in Japan- you might experience a few culture shocks, with one of those being the number of people wearing surgical masks! You might be startled or even worried at first, wondering if you missed the...

Finding an apartment in any foreign country can be overwhelming, with many things being unknown. We help expats find their awesome Tokyo homes, and we hear a lot of inaccurate rumors and ideas about renting an apartment in Tokyo. In this article, we are going to...

The artsy yet luxurious little town of Nakameguro sits a few stops from hub Shibuya and right along the Meguro River. Known for its stunning cherry blossom viewing and recent cool shops, it caters to the artistic and those who desire a quieter party town;...

Are you in the market for finding an apartment in Tokyo? I'm sure you have noticed the different price ranges on housing portal sites or Tokyo real estate shops, and perhaps you're wondering why some apartments are significantly cheaper than others. Or maybe you have...

Article by one of our content writers, Sarah, who tells of her experiences with Tokyo moving season as an apartment hunter. In these boxes, are notes from Team Apts.jp, so you can hear both sides! Are you planning to find an apartment in Tokyo, during moving...

Comparing Japanese Apartment Complex Types As an expat moving to or living in Tokyo, there are choices to be made when choosing your living space. As for apartment complex types, you can live in either an "apartment" (called 'apa-to' / アパート) or "mansion" (called 'manshon' /...

Tokyo is the land of impeccable transportation. With millions of people, there isn't enough road for everyone to drive. Not to worry, superbly clean and always on time, trains and buses can take you to any destination you need to go. Children also enjoy the...

One of the beautiful things about living in Japan is getting to experience all four seasons. Cherry blossoms in Spring, exciting festivals in Summer, bright colored leaves in Fall, and joyful gatherings over a hot pot of Japanese stew (Nabe) in Winter. If you're from a...

You've come to Japan and have been enjoying your Japanese life. Love eating all the fresh Sushi, Ramen, Yakitori, and Katsudons you can find on almost any street. Yet the holidays are near, and you long for that festive feast that you enjoyed with family...